Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Summer Day At Grandma's House

A Summer Day at Grandma’s House

Aluminum frame fold-y chairs wrapped
In green and yellow plastic webbing
Sit in the yard where honeysuckle fills the air
Old ladies in flowery print dresses
Wipe their brows with hankies from their bosoms
Old men chin to chest dream in the shade
Of their youth when they were strong like the trees
Children in the tractor tire sandbox
Dig to China
Sun shines through
Sweet tea in sweaty glasses
Where lemon boats float among ice bergs
Watermelon smiles spit pits
Across the grassy sea and
Everyone waits for the promise
That is ice cream
From the salt soaked wooden bucket
Whose steel arm never grows as weary
As the arm that cranks it
Cicadas shed their coats on bark walls
And sing the same song
That Great Great Grandma heard

Tonight's Bible Verse:
" It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made both summer and winter."
  Psalm 74:17

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